This is the inside story of how three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker, one of the world’s greatest sporting icons, ended up in a British jail.
Boris Becker: The Rise & Fall reveals the untold, inside story of how one of the world’s greatest sporting stars ended up in Wandsworth Jail. Boris Becker took the tennis world by storm when he won Wimbledon aged just 17. He became as famous as a rock star with luxury homes across the globe and making headline news. Then the hero crashed and burned, sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison for hiding £2.6 m worth of assets and loans to avoid paying debts.
This two-part series shows Boris Becker as never seen before, from those who know him best. His coaches, his childhood friends and his women. Featuring exclusive access to key insiders from his inner circle, including his estranged wife Sharlely Becker, former fiancee Alessandra Meyer-Wölden, tennis champions Pat Cash, Tim Mayotte and Kevin Curren Boris’s first coach Gunther Bosch, and Rolf Hauschild, German journalist who covered Boris from the start of his fame for Bild magazine.
These revealing interviews alongside never-before-seen footage, tell the story of how the three-time Wimbledon champion lost it all, in a highly publicised bankruptcy trial.
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